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4. Androsace aizoon Duby in DC., Prodr. 8:50. 1844. Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:498. 1882; Knuth in Engler, Pflanzenr. 22:185.1905; Blatter, Beautiful Flowers of Kashmir, 2:28, t. 1929; R.R. Stewart in Pak. J. For. 11 (3). 266.1961.


Biennial 12-35 cm tall, glandular-pubescent. Roots slender, 6-9 x 2.5-6 mm. Leaves rosulate, rosettes up to 7.5 cm broad; 15-32 (-44) x 4-7 mm, cartilaginous, spathulate, farinose (farina white, mealy), margin white and minutely ciliolate, yellowish-white (in dried state), apex cuspidate. Scapes 5-20 in number, 1.2-2.3 mm broad, up to 34 cm or more long, glandular, (3-) 10-26-flowered, Bracts 2.5-4 x 1-1.8 mm, ovate-lanceolate, glandular-pubescent. Pedicels variable in size from 4-30 (-40) mm, glandular, with hairs from 67-415.4 u long. Flowers pinkish-red. Calyx 3.5 mm long, campanulate, glandular; lobes 1.5-2.6 mm long,( obtuse or acute, pubescent on the margin with hairs variable in size from 160.8-603 u, white or rusty, sometimes with 1-3 proliferations. Corolla tube c. size of the calyx; lobes c. 3.5 mm long, apex bibbed. Stamens included, subsessile; anther c. 0.9-10 mm long. Capsule 3-4 mm broad, globose, exceeding the calyx, glabrous reddish-brown, the valves reflexed on dehiscence. Seeds 6-14 in number, elongate; (1.5-) 2-3 mm long, angled, vesiculose, brownish-black.

1 Leaves in ± compact rosettes, the margin setose-ciliate. Indument of rusty brown hairs. Inflorescence ± compact, (6-) 10-26-flowered. Fruiting pedicels unequal, 4-30 mm long. Calyx lobes obtuse, 1.5-2.0 mm long   4 Androsace aizoon ssp. aizoon
+ Leaves in loose rosettes, the margin sparse and not strongly setose-ciliate. Indument ± of white hairs. Inflorescence lax, 3-8-flowered. Fruiting pedicels subequal, 30-40 mm long. Calyx lobes acute, 2.2-2.6 mm long   4 Androsace aizoon ssp. brirensis

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